The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 234 195 215
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +20
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 10 15 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.16% 0.30% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.31% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 10 15 1
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £36,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.47% -8.75%
Automation Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5876 4822 5549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.17% 95.20% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4915 4175 4917
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the South West region.

Automation Engineer Salary Trend in the South West

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the South West

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire - 4 £35,000 - 1
Bristol -11 3 £35,000 -9.09% 1
Somerset - 3 £52,500 -
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Automation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 27 (93.10%) Selenium
2 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (82.76%) Java
4 23 (79.31%) Test Automation
5 22 (75.86%) Scrum
6 20 (68.97%) JUnit
6 20 (68.97%) QA
7 18 (62.07%) JBehave
8 13 (44.83%) RESTful
8 13 (44.83%) Open Source
8 13 (44.83%) JSON
8 13 (44.83%) jMock
8 13 (44.83%) XML
8 13 (44.83%) Spring
9 11 (37.93%) Cucumber
9 11 (37.93%) Automation Testing
10 9 (31.03%) BDD
10 9 (31.03%) User Stories
11 8 (27.59%) SQL
12 7 (24.14%) WebDriver
13 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
13 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (20.69%) C#
14 5 (17.24%) Sun Certification
14 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
14 5 (17.24%) Kanban
14 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
15 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
15 4 (13.79%) TeamCity
15 4 (13.79%) JIRA

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Automation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (3.45%) EPLAN
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.45%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (93.10%) Selenium
2 20 (68.97%) JUnit
3 18 (62.07%) JBehave
4 13 (44.83%) jMock
5 11 (37.93%) Cucumber
6 7 (24.14%) WebDriver
7 4 (13.79%) TeamCity
7 4 (13.79%) Bugzilla
7 4 (13.79%) JIRA
7 4 (13.79%) Hudson
7 4 (13.79%) SpecFlow
7 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
8 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
8 2 (6.90%) MbUnit
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) XML
1 13 (44.83%) Spring
1 13 (44.83%) JSON
1 13 (44.83%) RESTful
2 2 (6.90%) SOAP
2 2 (6.90%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) Middleware
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Open Source
2 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) UNIX
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (79.31%) Test Automation
3 22 (75.86%) Scrum
4 11 (37.93%) Automation Testing
5 9 (31.03%) BDD
5 9 (31.03%) User Stories
6 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
6 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (17.24%) Kanban
7 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
8 4 (13.79%) TDD
8 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
9 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
10 1 (3.45%) Test Management
10 1 (3.45%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 24 (82.76%) Java
2 8 (27.59%) SQL
3 6 (20.69%) C#
4 4 (13.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Sun Certification
2 3 (10.34%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) HNC
3 1 (3.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (68.97%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
1 1 (3.45%) Vagrant
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle
1 1 (3.45%) HP
1 1 (3.45%) EMC
1 1 (3.45%) VMware
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bonus, pension, life assurance
Posted: 13 days ago